• Research Fellow

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 1 year ago(10/31/2017 3:01 PM)
    Job ID
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and experienced bench-level synthetic chemist to join our team. The major focus of this position will include developing and executing design and synthesis small molecule inhibitors while investigating novel biological mechanisms of action of inhibitors in cancer.

     Specific responsibilities include:

    • Performing synthesis and development of small molecule inhibitors under structure guidance.
    • Experience in computational modeling is a plus.
    • Performing laboratory experiments and conducting data analysis.
    • Collaborating with team members and collaborators to understand the target inhibition in different cancers.
    • Designing experiments and executing protocols.
    • Maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing/giving presentations.
    • Chemical biology/Biology background is preferred but not required.


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.



    • PhD in chemical biology and biological sciences or equivalent
    • A strong background in biochemistry, chromatin biology, cancer biology, molecular biology and/or cell biology.
    • Experience with mouse models of cancer (xenografts, PDXs, GEMMs) is desired.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • The ability to perform both self-directed and guided research is required.
    • Must demonstrate outstanding ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists.


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